By Madina Toure
As people throughout the country celebrated Memorial Day weekend, the borough started the holiday season with a series of shootings and a collision.
At 11:10 p.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old was shot in the chest and a 27-year-old was shot in his right calf at 91-66 110th St. in Richmond Hill, according to a police spokesman.
Witnesses said there was a dispute and that a man dressed in black fired two shots and fled northbound and that as he was fleeing, additional gunshots could be heard, the spokesman said.
The 21-year-old man was in critical but stable condition, while the other victim was expected to survive his injuries, the official said.
At about 10:40 p.m., police received numerous 911 calls about shots fired at a large block party at 154-02 118th Ave. in Jamaica, according to the police spokesman.
A 29-year-old woman, a 33-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man were shot during the party, the spokesman said.
The victims were taken to Jamaica Hospital by EMS and the detectives were interviewing them, the spokesman continued.
The 29-year-old woman observed a light-skinned man wearing a white T-shirt and jeans coming from 155th Street and shooting with a black pistol, the spokesman added.
She ran to try to escape the gunfire but ended up receiving a grazed wound to the right buttocks, the official said.
Three unoccupied vehicles were also struck by the gunfire, the spokesman said, noting that the investigation was ongoing.
Just 53 minutes earlier, another shooting occurred in Jamaica Houses at 89-00 Van Wyck Expressway, the police spokesman said.
At 9:55 p.m., a man walked into a hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to the side, the spokesman said.
He was dropped off at the hospital at the front entrance and was taken into surgery to be treated for a gunshot wound that entered his lower right back, the spokesman continued.
His condition was stable, the spokesman added.
The victim was uncooperative with police, giving multiple inconsistent statements and the investigation was ongoing, the official said.
At 2:17 p.m., officers responded to a call of a vehicle accident in the area of 34th Avenue and 91st Street, according to the police.
Upon arrival, officers determined that the first vehicle, a 2005 Toyota Corolla, driven by an 86-year-old man with an 83-year-old female front passenger identified as Jackson Heights resident Amy Huang, was traveling westbound on 34th Avenue approaching the intersection of 91st Street, police said.
At that time, it struck a second vehicle, an unoccupied 2016 Chevrolet parked on the north side of the roadway, police continued.
The collision forced the Chevrolet onto the sidewalk where it then collided with scaffolding before coming to a rest.
EMS responded and took both the Toyota Corolla’s driver and Huang to Elmhurst General Hospital, officials said.
The driver was treated for lacerations to his arm and Huang was pronounced dead at 4:28 p.m. after sustaining serious head and body trauma, police said.
The police spokesman said the first vehicle had the green light.
No arrests have been made and the investigation was ongoing, the spokesman said.
At about 2:05 a.m., an unidentified man jumped in between train cars from a moving southbound F train approximately 400 feet from the Sutphin Boulevard station heading toward the Briarwood station, according to the police spokesman.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:52 a.m. by EMS, the spokesman said.
The case remained open to the 107th Precinct’s Detective Squad as the victim remained unidentified at this time, the official said.
On Saturday, a motorcyclist allegedly opened fire on a car driven by his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend while the ex-girlfriend and her 18-month-old baby were inside the car, the police spokesman said.
At about 10:55 p.m., officers responded to a call of a man shot on the eastbound Long Island Expressway in the vicinity of Exit 21, the spokesman said.
They found a 25-year-old man with three gunshot wounds to his left arm and he was taken to New York Presbyterian Queens, where he was listed as being in stable condition, the spokesman continued.
The man, along with his girlfriend, a 25-year-old woman and her 18-month-old baby, were approached by the woman’s ex-boyfriend at 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, the official said.
Her ex-boyfriend exchanged words with her boyfriend and verbally threatened him, prompting the woman and her boyfriend to leave, the spokesman said.
When they got onto the Long Island Expressway, they observed her ex-boyfriend following them on a motorcycle, the spokesman continued.
He allegedly fired at her boyfriend’s vehicle with a .40 caliber firearm, which then struck the motorcycle, the spokesman added.
The motorcycle was recovered but the firearm was not recovered and no one was in custody, he said.